The golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) is a member of the Booted or True Eagles family. Golden eagles can be found throughout much of the northern hemisphere. It lives in mountainous areas, prairie coulees, and other places where rugged terrain creates abundant updrafts.
Size – Length of about 3 feet (.92m). Weighing up to 15 pounds (7kg), with a wing span of up to 7 feet (2m).
Golden eagles are larger than bald eagles in average height and wingspan, but there isn’t much difference in average weight.
Shot at Thorpe Perrow Arboretum & Falconry Centre.Bedale North Yorkshire.
Pentax K10D Sigma 70-300mm lens
1/180 f8 ISO200